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#280608 - 05/18/08 10:26 AM lawyers versus paralegals  
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Somewhere I read a discussion of the benefits of lawyers vs. paralegals but now that I'm in need of the info I can't find it. Does anyone have a link to that discussion or alternatively illuminating experiences with one or the other?

We were going to hunt down a lawyer in Belize city but have met a local guy who has a good rep with several real estate companies, was a former town mayor and employs paralegals to handle closings. Any danger signs here?


#280629 - 05/18/08 11:52 AM Re: lawyers versus paralegals [Re: birder]  

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Depends what you want to do.

#280679 - 05/18/08 06:41 PM Re: lawyers versus paralegals [Re: ]  
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"Hunt down" a lawyer? What a game idea! Most of them should be hunted down...

#280692 - 05/18/08 08:20 PM Re: lawyers versus paralegals [Re: 172driver]  
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At one time paralegals were a good bit cheaper, but if there was a problem you had to hire a lawyer also. These days paralegals charge about the same as lawyers, making them an expensive choice.

#280778 - 05/19/08 01:17 PM Re: lawyers versus paralegals [Re: Dane]  
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172driver, I am not amused.

#280783 - 05/19/08 01:52 PM Re: lawyers versus paralegals [Re: LaurieMar]  
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Paralegals prepare documents on your behalf --- the liability is totally yours when the docs are filed.
Often they work more quickly than attorneys because the paralegal does not have unexpected court dates etc.

I agree with LaurieMar.

There are good attorneys and not good attorneys - kind of like people in general.



#280786 - 05/19/08 01:59 PM Re: lawyers versus paralegals [Re: 172driver]  
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Originally Posted by 172driver
"Hunt down" a lawyer? What a game idea! Most of them should be hunted down...


Like a dog chasing a car, you might catch one but doubtful you'd know what to do with it after you caught it! wink


I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?
#280788 - 05/19/08 02:06 PM Re: lawyers versus paralegals [Re: Leah-Ann]  
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LOL, LA

Diane, exactly my point.

#280791 - 05/19/08 02:41 PM Re: lawyers versus paralegals [Re: LaurieMar]  
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Reminds me of a witty little conversation among Jack Cade, Dick the Butcher and Smith (some sort of weaver, as I recall) in King Henry VI.

Sorry. Just a quick cultural aside for any culturists lurking about.


I was going to get a life, but this was easier.
#280795 - 05/19/08 02:54 PM Re: lawyers versus paralegals [Re: CatMo]  
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well, they do say it takes one to know one wink many would say Dick the Butcher qualified! laugh


I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?

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